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Kevin McArdle

Kevin McArdle has been the State House Correspondent since 2002. He's covered the resignation of former Governor Jim McGreevey, the Governor Dick Codey Administration, the Jon Corzine/Doug Forrester 2005 gubernatorial campaign, the State government shutdown of 2006, the near fatal car crash of former Governor Jon Corzine, the 2009 Jon Corzine/Chris Christie gubernatorial campaign and the Christie Administration to date including acting as pool reporter for Governor Christie has he toured the state (via helicopter and motorcade) in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. McArdle has won multiple Associated Press awards for spot reporting and received the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for coverage of then-Governor Jon Corzine's 800% toll increase proposal.

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New plan to analyze future NJ Transit fare hikes

On July 15, NJ Transit will vote on a proposal for a nine percent fare increase. Thursday, the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee was scheduled to consider a move to require that a separate state agency evaluate and determine whether future hikes are necessary and fair.

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Marijuana plant.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Marijuana plant. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
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Christie maintains stance on marijuana laws

On Sunday's edition of CBS' "Face the Nation" Gov. Chris Christie repeated that if he were president he would enforce federal marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington where recreational use of the drug is legal under state law. Christie has never said he would do same in states where medical marijuana use is legal, but as Commander-in-Chief he would certainly have that option.

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GOP Presidential Candidates Address Economic Growth Summit In Orlando
GOP presidential candidates address economic growth summit In Orlando (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Is Christie waiting too long to announce his presidential plans?

Gov. Chris Christie is on record stating he would announce his decision on whether he plans to seek the GOP nomination for president at some point this month. With so many candidates already throwing their hats in the ring, some argue Christie's announcement may be too late, however, a pair of political pundits agreed that the governor's timetable makes strategic sense.

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NEW YORK - JUNE 03: A Verizon logo is displayed on a building June 5, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 03: A Verizon logo is displayed on a building June 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NJ small businesses fear Verizon rate hikes, service disruptions

Under a recent settlement approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Verizon can raise rates on residential and business landline phone service. Opposition was staunch and immediate.

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Legislation seeks to reduce drug addiction and overdoses

Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

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